More matches for Kenyan cricketers

“We have said it during our meetings and we are appealing again to the ICC (International Cricket Council) to give us more cricket,” Kenya Cricket Association chief Jimmy Rayani said.
“In the past 700 days, we have played seven one-day international matches, which certainly doesn’t augur well for our development. We need more quality matches, especially in the longer version of the game.”
Kenya has full one-day international status and applied for test status in June. An ICC inspection team is expected in the country soon to review the country’s application.
Many observers were disappointed at the crowds for the West Indies tour, with anything from just 100 up to 1,000 people watching the games, mostly schoolchildren who were let in free.
While visits from India and Pakistan regularly draw big crowds from the country’s Asian community, the sport has never really taken off among most Kenyans. But Rayani insisted that was changing slowly.
“We are beginning to implant cricket culture in childrens’ minds,” Rayani said. “It will need a long-term cultural revolution to get crowds into the grounds.”